you make all things
and weave them together in a tapestry of life.
Teach us to respect the fragile balance of life
and to care for all the gifts of your creation.
Give wisdom to those who have power and authority,
that life may be cherished
and a good and fruitful Earth may continue
to show your glory and sing your praises.
you have called us
to tend and keep the garden of your creation.
Give us wisdom and reverence for all your plants and animals
who share this planet with us and whose lives make possible our own.
Help us to remember that they too love the sweetness of life
and join with us in giving you praise.
– From the USA National Council of Churches Earth Day Sunday 2001.